Organized Crime Ring Invades City in SP, Rob Banks and Leaves Three Dead

Population was locked at home on Monday for fear of explosives scattered in the streets

São Paulo and Araçatuba

A robbery of two bank branches in the early hours of Monday (30) provoked terror in the city of Araçatuba in São Paulo.

Two were killed and four wounded -- one of them lost both feet and fingers to a bomb. There were explosives in 20 points of the city, and help from drones.

A man was shot and died after trying to film the gang's action. The other victim shot was a food delivery worker. One of the criminals also died.

Residents were taken hostage and bandits set fire to vehicles during their escape.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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